After playing Tarzan & Flash Gordon on the big screen, you'd think Buster Crabbe would find something other than another action hero to play. Nuh-uh.
In 1955, Crabbe and his son, Cullen, went to Morocco to shoot Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion. If I'm not mistaken, this may be Cullen's only TV gig. The series was a midseason replacement, debuting in February 1955 on NBC, and sponsored by Lionel Trains and Lego, which, at the time, was a subsidiary of Samsonite. Today, as we all know, Lego has become a global brand unto itself. I digress.
Captain Gallant shifted locations to Italy in season 2, filming from a studio owned by Sophia Loren. Not sure if she ever appeared on the show, though, although that would be a bonus, wouldn't it now?
Following is the Christmas episode, "The Boy Who Found Christmas".
Father & son work well together, of course, but that aside, this is a bit of a snoozer.